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tammy duckworth lost both her legs as an army combat helicopter pilot in iraq. she says lifting the ban will level the playing field for women. >> it's more to make it to a general, for example, without a combat arms command at the brigade or the battalion level. and this will now allow women to have those -- some of that command time. >> reporter: at first, women would have to volunteer for combat duty. and meet the same physical standards faced by men. >> well, they have to. the standard doesn't change. just because they're a woman. >> reporter: but is the military prepared for women in combat? >> there will be plenty of complaints about it. but i don't think it's going to have a negative effect on the actual strength of the force. >> reporter: and are women ready for combat? just ask tammy duckworth. >> well, i did lose my legs in a bar fight. >> reporter: at this point, it's not clear just how many women will step forward and volunteer for combat. and it's not going to happen all at once. given the required changes in training and the regulations, actually, it could be two to three
women have been killed in iraq and afghanistan. tammy duckworth lost both of her legs as an army helicopter pilot in iraq. she says lifting the ban will level the playing field. >> you can make it to a general, for example, without an arms combat command at the brigade or battalion level. and this allows them into half of that command time. >> reporter: at first, women would have to volunteer for combat duty and meet the same physical standards faced by men. >> well, it has to. the standard doesn't change just because they're a woman. >> reporter: but is the military prepared for women in combat? >> there will be plenty of complaints about it. i don't think it's going to have an actual effect on the strength of the force. >> reporter: and are women ready for combat? jut ask tammy duckworth. >> well, i didn't lose my legs in a bar fight. >> that was nbc's jim miklaszewski reporting. >>> on capitol hill wednesday, secretary of state hillary clinton testified in back-to-back senate and house committee hearings. republicans in congress grilled clinton about the september 11th terrori
including iraq war veteran tammy duckworth, then, -- outrage over a fatal gang rape of a woman in india, and declining birth rates in the u.s. ♪ >> hello, i'm bonnie erbe. welcome to "to the contrary," a discussion of news and social trends from diverse perspectives. up first, diversity in congress. the new congress is the most diverse ever with 20 women senators and 78 women in the house of representatives. the house democratic caucus has more women and people of color than it does white men, another historic first. we will explain what this means to you. but first we introduce you to one of those freshman. illinois democrat tammy duckworth, one of two female war veterans to be sworn in this week. the illinois democrat is the first double-amputee to serve in congress. the iraq war veteran is using her story to get more support for veterans across the country. i sat down with this incredibly inspirational person to hear her story, in her own words. >> i had been in iraq at this point eight months, i had been away from home 11 and i was just doing a regular day's mission flying a black
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serving in combat and tammy duckworth elected to national office after being injured will join us. >> i did lose my legs in a bar fight. i'm pretty sure it was in combat. >> and tammy will join us. >>> also ahead, senator feinstein introduces a new assault weapons ban in front of a massive display of guns ten years after writing the original ban. what are the chances this one will pass? >>> this hour, president obama makes another big nomination and it is a woman. it comes at the time, of course, when some criticized a lack of diversity in the president's cabin cabinet. live coverage of the announcement and join our conversation on twitter, you can find us. ...so as you can see, geico's customer satisfaction is at 97%. mmmm tasty. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts. so we're taking you behind the scenes. this coffee cup, for example, is computer animated. it's not real. geico's customer satisfaction is quite real though. this computer-animated coffee tastes dreadful. geico. 15 minutes could save you 15 % or more on car insurance. someone get
changing. congress woman tammy duckworth joining united states. she proved people are capable of serving in combat. she will talk about that with us, carl fritsche from the bullfight strategies will be here as a friend of bill. alternates coming up. >> this is the full court press. >> big headlines. >> other headlines making news a new study shows that parents lie to get their kids to behave. a lot of parents light, according to the study in the international journal of psychology. it's shocking. >> shocked. >> 84% of parents in the united states. >> how many? >> 84% lie to their children to get them to behave like when they are having the tantrum in public parents say they will walk away and leave their child alone in public if they don't stop crying or promising to buy a toy at a later date for the crying kid to get him to stop crying is the second biggest lie >> bill: 84%? 16% are liars do you have kids. >> three. i told a little white one in a restaurant it was just too loud. we had to move. we had to go somewhere else. i told the wait tres i am going
. congresswoman tammy duckworth lost both her legs as an army combat helicopter pilot in iraq. she says lifting the ban will level the playing field for women. >> in order to make it to a general, for example, without a combat arms command at the brigade or a battalion level. this will now allow women to have some of the command time. >> reporter: at first, women would have to volunteer for combat duty and meet the same physical standards faced by men. >> they have to. the standard doesn't change just because they're a woman. >> reporter: but is the military prepared for women in combat? >> there will be plenty of complaints about it. i don't think it will have a negative effect on the strength of the force. >> reporter: and are women ready for combat? just ask tammy duckworth. >> well, i didn't lose my legs in a bar fight. >> jim will join the conversation coming up a little later on "morning joe." >>> finally, what does it take to please the stock market these days? turns out quite a bit. apple, get this they released earnings yesterday. despite racking up a $13 billion profit and selling alm
time, certainly exposed to enemy fire as tammy duckworth can attest to. >>> everyone agrees now is the best time in two decades to push for gun safety laws. today senator dianne feinstein introduced an assault weapons ban. i think we're going to do background checks. >>> and paul broun, who last year called evolution lies straight from the pit of hell, is back at it. he says president obama is upholding, wait for this, the soviet constitution. boy, he's up to date. >>> and this is "hardball," the place for politics. [ male announcer ] coughequence™ #8. waking the baby. [ coughs ] [ baby crying ] ♪ [ male announcer ] robitussin® liquid formula soothes your throat on contact and the active ingredient relieves your cough. robitussin®. don't suffer the coughequences™. i'm also a survivor of ovarian a writand uterine cancers. and the active ingredient relieves your cough. i even wrote a play about that. my symptoms were a pain in my abdomen and periods that were heavier and longer than usual for me. if you have symptoms that last two weeks or longer, be brave, go to the docto
. women are already serving in combat, as congresswoman tammy duckworth can attest. congresswoman duckworth is going to join us next. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. >>> hey, there, i'm veronica. here's what's happening. earlier today, joe biden participated in an online chat on gun control. during the expression, he >>> in life, as we all know, there are no guarantees of success. not everyone is going to be able to be a combat soldier. but everyone is entitled to a chance. >> welcome back to "hardball." that was defense secretary leon panetta today as he overturned a 1994 ban on women serving in combat. the truth is american women have been in combat in both iraq and afghanistan, but they have been prevented from advancing to some higher ranking positions within the military. panetta said decisions going forward must not be made based upon gender but on qualifications. >> i fundamentally believe that our military is more effective when success is based solely on ability, on qualifications, and on performance. when i have gone to bethesda to visit wounded warri
. in a moment we'll talk with congresswoman and iraq war veteran tammy duckworth. we'll also explore what could be seismic partisan political consequences. we start, though, at the pentagon with our chris lawrence. this is pretty groundbreaking stuff. after women flying helicopters, handling bomb-sniffing dogs, being combat medics, getting assigned to submarines, this is really the last great barrier to come down, right? >> you're exactly right, anderson. you're talking about army infantry, marine recon units and even potentially special operations forces. this was sort of the big glass ceiling that had not been broken yet. you mentioned those other ones. the army recently opened up special ops aviation, that women could be pilots and crew members on aviation flights, for special operations forces. but this potentially opens up nearly a quarter of a million jobs to women in the military. >> what's the timeline on this? i mean, it doesn't happen all at once. >> no, it's not like tomorrow all these jobs are going to open all at once. some will open fairly quickly. the easiest ones to integrate wh
-elected house speaker despite fracturing in the g.o.p. ranks. there were several firsts as tammy duckworth of illinois was the first disabled woman in congress. when republican tim scott took the oath today he is the only african-american in the senate. there is a distinct female touch. 20 women in the senate, the most ever. and a moving moment as illinois representative mark kirk made his way up the stairs one year after suffering a crippling stroke. >>> one of the 84 new members in the house is eric squallwell. he is the youngest member in the house at 32 years old. he believes the younger generation will end the gridlock on capitol hill. >> we see oust as problem solvers, not people who are here to participant in hyper participate sanship. >> squallwell was a former alameda county prosecutors. he will ban high capacity magazines and assault weapons. >>> california takes two oil companies to court. why they may be putting your health at risk. >>> taking high-powered guns off the streets. one bay area city gives us a look at the technology helping them crack down on crime. >>> and a once
representative tammy duckworth who is a freshman lawmaker but who is a wounded iraq war vet who certainly sacrificed in combat so let's make it official. and i think the point is you still have -- you still have to fit certain standards. if a man or woman doesn't fit a standard they can't do the job. >> bill: right. if there is a reason you can't have somebody who's not strong enough to do a certain job, then they won't do it. just like you have certain men who won't be doing certain jobs if they're not strong enough and i think it's long overdue. >> bill: it has been pointed out some 20,000 women -- because it is sometimes impossible, you never know where combat is going to occur. the 20,000 women have actually already served in combat in iraq and afghanistan. 800 and some wounded. 130 women have given their lives in iraq and afghanistan. you mentioned tammy duckworth whom i admire so much. new member of congress from illinois. lost both her legs and badly damaged one arm when her helicopter -- she was a helicopter -- her helicopter crashed. former assistant secretary of veterans affairs
. some jobs may become available in -- this year. tammy duckworth lost both her legs as a helicopter pilot in iraq. she says this will level the playing field. >> you cannot make it without a combat arms command or the battalion level -- this will allow women to have some of the command power. >> according to nbc news, at first women would have to volunteer for combat duty and meet the same physical standards faced by men. hillary clinton face pointed questions and accusations that her department misled americans about the u.s. consulate attack in benghazi. she testified before a pair of congressional analysts. she used -- rice said then that the attacks grew out of a spontaneous protest of an anti islamic video. >> something spread out of that. that was not the fact. the american people could have known that in days. >> with all due respect, the fact is we have four dead americans. was it because of a protest or a guy went out for a walk and decided to kill americans -- what difference at this point does it make? >> clinton returns for one last time tomorrow at john kerry's confirma
allen, the person likely to be inspiring, tammy duckworth, iraq war here row, purple heart, a woman uniquely poised to challenge military spending, to challenge military policy forward in terms of iraq and syria, to be part of the gun control debate in an interesting way that liberals have traditionally not been able to be. and interestingly, in terms of history, part of a wave that i think we are going to see of iraq veterans, afghanistan veteran, veterans coming into congress and changing the conversation of congress. do you think that's the -- what we are going to see forward? absolutely, new crop of military veterans acre long the lines of the post vietnam era, see folks over there come into the congress. tammy duckworth prominent today in the house of representatives. sitting in the front row during the speaker vote, you could see her prosthetic limbs a constant reminder of her service. i think she will be prominent on a lot of issues. >> coming up with the soup per late tivgs the senate side, most likely toubt 1 in a 98-1 vote are i nominate elizabeth warren. i say this becaus
service person and illinois democratic congresswoman tammy duckworth. how do you feel about today's announcement? >> i was so pleased. because i think it's a great step forward for our military and our nation. this opens up a whole new population of americans who want to serve and want to defend this nation who now will be able to do it in combat jobs. >> john king, how much of this is about politics? >> first and foremost, it's something the president believes in, anderson. if you attach it to some other things he said he believes in and will push for in his second term, look at what we heard in just the last 48, 72 hours. women in combat. ground breaking language in his inauguration speech about gay rights. more talk of equal pay for women. the return to climate change and gun control. take all of those issues, what do they have in common? they fit the demographics of the obama coalition. how did he win? with college-educated women. with younger voters. with nonwhite voters. he's embracing if you will not only the politics but the policy priorities of his coalition. what else do
to look at someone like tammy duckworth who comes home missing her legs or someone like a shoshana johnson, who was a p.o.w., or someone like a jessica lynch, who was shot in the heels of her feet. so i don't know how much more formal recognition you need that women are doing the job today. >> women have to volunteer for combat duty and face the same physical standards that men do. is that an issue or not an issue at all? >> you know, i went through boot camp back in 1987. my former husband attempted to go through boot camp that very same year. he did not graduate from boot camp and was returned home not a marine. i on the other hand did complete boot camp and did rise to the
helicopter pilot and double amputee congresswoman tammy duckworth. >> the reality on the ground in a 360 battlefield is that women have been serving in combat in afghanistan and in iraq. well, i didn't lose my legs in a bar fight. >> this o'move will allow women to move up in the ranks and hold jobs that often bring more pay. yet predictably, many right-wingers can't handle reality. retired lieutenant general jeffrey boykin of the family research council calls it a social experiment. heather mcdonald of the "national review" worries men and women serving together will result in a proliferation of sex. eric bolling of fox news used the story to test drive a new conspiracy theory. >> why did they float this today? is it because yesterday hillary rodham clinton was on the hill getting grilled about something about dead americans and now they need to get that shiny object over here, women on the front lines, to turn the attention and the obliging media goes yep, there it is, there's our new story for all day tomorrow. >> meanwhile, right-wing troll tucker carlson shared his thoughts on twitt
pilot tammy duckworth lost both of her legs in combat and is now a member of congress. >> i think america's daughters are just as capable of defending liberty and freedom as her sons are. >> reporter: while an abc news poll showed three-quarters of americans support women in combat, not all men serving agree. a young enlisted soldier tells abc news that woman in direct combat will create, quote, sexual tension, which can create a distraction that can be life or death. he added, women are designed to love and nurture. men are designed to hunt and kill. >> you moron. i am here to stay. >> reporter: and what about "gi jane," women in special forces? the military will give some units the ability to ask to exclude women. but the head of special forces told our martha raddatz more than a year ago, it's time. >> as soon as policy permits it, we will be ready to go down that road. >> reporter: just two months ago, four women sued the pentagon to get on the battlefield. now, they may get their chance. >> we certainly want to see this executed responsibly but in a reasonable time frame. so,
have died and 1,000 wounded in iraq and afghanistan. congresswoman tammy duckworth lost both legs. >> the reality in the ground in a 360 battlefield is women have been serving in afghanistan in iraq. i did lose my legs in a fight. >>> it's a big step for the 200,000 women now serving, but some jobs like navy seals and army rangers would remain closed. now this will not happen right away. military leaders have until mid-may to submit recommendations about how to implement it or any questions or concerns. they have until 2016 to actually make it happen. >> tracie potts in washington, thanks so much. >>> on capitol hill wednesday, secretary of state hillary clinton testified in back to back senate and house committee hearings. republicans in congress grilled clinton about the september 11th terrorist attack on the u.s. mission in benghazi, libya, that killed four americans. danielle leigh has more on the often fiery hearings. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton played defense twice as republicans blamed her for failing to lead. >> i would have relieved you of your post. i
. these are not separate problems. tammy duckworth, the first disabled woman in congress. republican tim scott of south carolina, the only african-american now in the senate. where 20 women will serve a record. a moving movement republican mark kirk made his way up the steps of the capitol a year after he suffered a stroke, supported by senators from both parties. but bipartisanship will go on the back burner. in the fight ahead on defense spending, entitlement cuts and the debt ceiling. republicans warned president obama -- you got your tax hikes on the rich. it's time for deep spending cuts. >> the first step is for democrats to get over their fanatical commitment to guarding every single time the government ever got its hands on. >> reporter: in the senate and house action no big changes in the democrat/republican balance. that's a guarantee of continued gridlock. soon this could shuffle down government and imperil the u.s. economy. i'm steve handelsman s. news4, capitol hill. >> senator mark warner now becomes virginia's center senator after just four years in office. we'll hear his thoughts off im
in afghanistan. tammy duckworth lost both her legs in combat. she serves in congress. >> the reality of the battlefield has changed since the vietnam era. everyone is serving in a combat situation. >> reporter: kimberly olsen was one of the first female pilots in the air force. >> my generation of women basically took the doors off the hinges so these women could have a chance at serving their country in anything they were qualified for. >> reporter: an abc news poll shows three-quarters of americans support women in combat. but not all men serving do. a young enlisted soldier told abc news, women in direct combat will create sexual tension, which can create a distraction, that can be life or death. men are designed to hunt and kill. a senior defense official tells abc news, each branch of the armed forces will have until may to come up with a plan to fully integrate women. although secretary panetta wants plans implemented by may, senior commanders will have three years to seek special exceptions if they believe there's certain roles to remain closed to women. rob? sunny? >> don't a
more like the rest of america. >> reporter: illinois democrat tammy duckworth lost both legs in a helicopter crash in iraq. she is one of two female veterans elected to the house in november. hawaii's tulsi gabbard was deployed twice. gabbard is also the first hindu and the first american samoan to serve as representative, >>> also from hawaii, senator mazie hirono is the first buddhist in the upper house, as well as the first asian american woman >>> wisconsin's tammi baldwin is the first openly lesbian senator. >>> the house now has its first openly gay person of color, mark takano from riverside. and its first openly elected bisexual: kysten sinema of arizona. >>> sinema is also the first representative to list her religion as "none." overall, the new congress includes three buddhists, two muslims and 15 mormons. >>> mexican americans are by far the biggest hispanic population in the country. but they are not representated in the senate. all three latino members of the upper house are cuban american. former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords will visit newtown, conne
him fall. >> leighanne hester was the first woman since world war ii to receive the silver star. tammy duckworth lost both of her legs in combat and is now a member of congress. >> america's daughters are just as capable of defending freedom as her sons are. >> while three quarters of americans support women in combat not all men serving agree. a young man said that women in direct combat will create "sexual tension" which can create. it will give some units the ability to ask to exclude women but the head of special forces told martha raddatz it is time. >> as soon as policy permits we will be ready to go down that road. >> reporter: two months ago four women sued the pentagon to get on the battlefield and now they may get their chance. >> we want to see it executed responsibly but in a reasonable time frame. we hope it doesn't get dragged out. >> reporter: the historic announcement will be made thursday by the secretary of defense. it could begin as early as may finishing by 2016 with men and women serving together in combat roles. >>> from the outgoing defense is secretary to the ou
: few people can speak to that better than tammy duckworth, the first female double amputee of the iraq war. >> we were hit by an hpg. it ripped through our aircraft t took off my legs, most of my right arm. >> shepard: she supports the decision to lift the military combat restrictions. >> lifting the restriction is going to allow those women who want to fight in combat positions to try and to try out for them. if they can make it, good for them. there is a lot of women who won't make it. but there is a lot of men who can't make it either. >> shepard: no question there. president obama responded to the pentagon's change with a statement that reads in part: today every american can be proud that our military will grow even stronger with our mothers, wives, sisters and daughters playing a greater role in forgetting the country we love: jennifer griffin with the news at the pentagon. first, explain how this will work. >> no positions have been opened to women as of today, shep. but 230,000 positions could soon be open to women as early as this year. the service chief have until may 15 to
. >> tammy duckworth lost her legs from rpg fire piloting a black hawk chopper in iraq. now congresswoman duckworth looks at today's decision and sees it as a part of tradition of reform and resistance. >> there was study after study after study during world war ii before we allow ed african-americans to fly planes because people thought african-americans did not have the mental capacity to fly aircraft, yet look at the heroism of the tuskegee airmen. who never lost a bomber aircraft that they were escorting. >> plenty of americans died in the second world war. certainly women have paid the ultimate price in iraq and afghanistan as well. 100 killed, hundreds more wounded. for some, that's a reason to bring women officially into combat roles and allow them the opportunity for command pro-moogs that only combat experiences in some cases can deliver. for others, the idea of women dying in battle is a big reason for keeping them off the battlefield in the first place. i'm joined now by former congressman allen west, an iraq war veteran. also a retired canadian army general, rick hilliard, joi
't know, richard mourdock or perhaps now blanking on his name, but you know, the one who attacked tammy duckworth, you know, an amputee who served our country as touting her service too much? there were plenty of stupid comments to go around. and just recently, we had another member of congress try to explain what the comments about legitimate rain actually might have meant. so i don't think that stupid is going anywhere too far away i from the rnc any time soon. >> eugene, they are just looking for a leader right now, aren't they? >> yeah, they are. and speaking of the leadership of the actual organization, i would point out that the -- this is a party that michael steele presides over, a huge victory, so of course they fire him and reince priebus presides over a debacle, and they rehire him. so this is not getting past stupid as far as i'm concerned. but be that as it may, that's their business. they are looking for a leader. and i think jindal could have challenged them to do what they need to do, which is reexamine their positions and their policies. it's not -- it's not just that s
: this first day was about families and about firsts. iraq war veteran dump amp pew tee, tammy duckworth, the first disabled woman in congress. republican tim scott of south carolina, the only african-american now in the senate. where 20 women will serve, a record. a moving moment. republican mark kirk made his way up the steps in the capitol a year after he suffered a stroke, supported by senators from both parties. but bipartisanship will go on the back burner with the fight ahead on defense spending, entitlement cuts, social security. they warned the president you've got -- the first step is for democrats to get over their fanatical commitment to guarding every single dime the government ever got its hands on. >> reporter: in the senate and the house. no big changes in the democrat/republican balance. that's a guarantee of gridlock and epic battles up here soon that could shut down government and damage the u.s. economy. live from the hill, i'm steve handelsman, news4. >>> big crowds will descend on d.c. for president obama's second inauguration, but they won't be as huge as the first
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washington. they are the young turks. >> hi, i'm ongressman castro. >> i'm tammy duckworth. >> i'm kirsten seneny ma congresswoman for arizona's ninth district. >> the american public doesn't care about republican or democrat, they want solutions. >> it's up to us in the new class, the new congress to figure out how to govern and get the things done that need to be done. >> when the government works right and not heavy handed and doesn't go too far, that it create great opportunities in people's lives.
world war ii, tammy duckworth of illinois and tulsi gabbard of illinois will be the first female combat veterans to serve in coming. also the first hindu. the senate will have its first buddhist in the hawaii senator. some familiar faces will be gone. so long to florida congressman allen west. but there are plenty of new ones to watch in the 113th congress. there's, of course, democratic senator, soon to be the senior senator from massachusetts, elizabeth warren. independent senator angus king, who will caucus with the democrats, but he is certain to play an interesting role. and don't underestimate the one new republican senator to enter this. deb fischer, a woman there -- she's going to be someone to watch. don't assume she is just somebody that's going to be tea party through and through. >>> all right, developing now. you're looking at live pictures here of the capitol hill visitors' center. a lot of ceremonial swearing in going on. this is for the congressional black caucus and about to begin with 42 members in the 114th congress. it remains the largest racial minority caucus on th
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